Status Updates

Status Updates

The Pit of No Return (FM6) is OUT!!!

Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Aventure YA) Novel, First Draft = 16k out of 100k estimate (16%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 6k out of 30k estimate (20%)

Side Focus #2: Mancy Family Dinner (Post FM6 Novella) = 7k out of 30k estimate (23%)

Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)

Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project

Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates

Saturday, March 29, 2014

FM4 Apple iTunes Link and Small Update

Linkage:  The Headless Hunny by Richard Raley on Apple iTunes

Update:  First, thanks to everyone who bought a copy of FM4 so far and to everyone who plans to.  March 2014 is officially my first $1000+ month as a writer and has seen FM4 float between 5k and 10k on the Amazon sells charts.  Despite a few of the reviews contemplating that it's a shame King Henry isn't a bestseller yet (FYI "Foul Mouth" in the title with over 200 f-bombs per novel probably has something to do with this), I actually am in a spot to be envied by many Indies and that's all due to having such a loyal, fanatic, duct tape threatening readership.  Special thanks to everyone who took the time to review FM4, it really does help the book get noticed among all the new releases and your five minutes to write that gushing paragraph is appreciated.

One of the things you fans might not know about releasing a book is that checking up on the numbers on KDP quickly enters the zone of gambling addiction, so after a novel is out and everything seems to be stable, I like to take some time away from the net to focus in on the next work, instead of clicking refresh like a lab-rat after nicotine pills.  So this will be the last update for awhile as I go about finishing SKY-ISLAND 1827-E and beginning FM5.

Still plenty ahead from me in 2014, so keep an eye out here and on the twitter!


  1. FM5 is creeping upwards...
    It's not like I check daily for updates or anything... :)

  2. Try not to get too depressed when it stops moving for a couple months, when I predictably get sidetracked by Sky-Island or Gush.

  3. No biggie, I will probably read those too...